Community Calendar - September 3, 2014

Farmers Markets
Barnwell: The Fuller Park Farmers Market is open to local artisans and crafters this year and we encourage those in the area to participate in the market. They are accepting vendor applications for the 2014 season. September market is on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Michael Shumaker with the City of Barnwell Parks and Recreation Department at 803-259-3317.
Elko: The Elko Farmers' Market is seeking vendors for its 2014 season, including farmers and gardeners with cool weather crops, early spring produce like salad greens, broccoli, cabbage, beets, garden peas, spinach and other greens. Berries and bedding plants are also good sellers in the spring and early summer. Crafters and bakers are also welcome.
It's every Saturday until mid-fall, at the corner of Hwy. 78 in Elko. WIC vouchers and senior checks are also accepted.
For more information call (803) 266-2463 or (803) 300-1251.
River Trips
The Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring South Fork River Trips the third Saturday during the months of June through September - currently September 20. Meet at Bobcat Landing (on U.S. 301) north of Bamberg by 9 a.m.
Free shuttle service is provided, but donations are accepted.
For additional information, contact Jerry Bell at (803) 300-1972 or
‘No Boys Allowed' Luncheon
The Barnwell County Arts Council and the Barnwell County Museum will host a "No Boys Allowed" luncheon on Saturday, September 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Effie Mae Fuller Center.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for anyone under the age of 18. Anyone purchasing a $20 luncheon will receive one free opportunity to win an original, custom made dollhouse. All proceeds from the dollhouse fundraiser will benefit the Jean Orr Belcher Scholarship Fund. The dollhouse drawing will be held on December 4 at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Circle in Barnwell.
Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased at Evelyn's Jewelry in Barnwell, by calling the Barnwell County Museum at 803-259-1916, or by emailing the Barnwell County Arts Council at
Better Choices, Better Health Classes
Better Choices, Better Health classes will be available in Williston soon.
Better Choices, Better Health is a free six-week curriculum consisting of 2.5 hour courses on living with or caretaker of someone with chronic illness.
The planned begin date for these classes are September 30, 2014 with the classes being held from 10-12:30 p.m. There are at least 10-15 participants required for this class to be held.
Anyone interested in attending these classes should contact the facilitators, Ernestine Gloster at (803) 284-2991/803-646-6124, Betty Thompson at (803) 300-4978 or Ferlecia Cuthbertson at
Make it and Take it Art Classes
The Barnwell County Museum and Effie Mae Fuller Community Center will have free Make It and Take It art classes with Glenda Buchanan.
The classes start on September 8 and run through October 13 from 6-7 p.m. every Monday for ages 9-12 and on Tuesdays from 2:30-4 p.m. for ages 6-8.
There is limited enrollment and children will be escorted from primary school to museum.
This event is free.
Art on the Half Shell: Oyster Roast
The Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce is hosting an oyster roast and membership drive on October 4 at the Hooten-Black House in Bamberg.
The event goes from 2-4:30 p.m.
Fall Festival Vendor Registration
The deadline for vendor registration for the Fall Festival and Craft Fair at the Barnwell County Museum is October 30.
For registration information, contact the Barnwell County Museum at 803-259-1916.
‘God of Carnage'
Circle Theatre's opening production for the 2014-2015 season "God of Carnage" performances are October 3,4,10 and 11 with matinees on October 5 and 12.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students.
Season tickets are also available to include admission to the season's three shows. Call 259-7046 to make a reservation.
"Sound of Music" Auditions
Auditions for Circle Theatre's production of "Sound of Music" will be September 9,11,15 and 16 at 7 p.m. each night at Barnwell First Baptist Church. Come prepared to sing a song of your choosing, with or without music, as well as reading lines for various roles.
Children and teenagers will be needed as well as all singing roles. The preferred age range is 8-18.
The theatre will need three males and five females for the Von Trapp children and Rolph.
Many adults will be needed to fill the various roles including the leading roles of Maria and Captain Von Trapp.
Circle Theatre Awards Night
Circle Theatre in Barnwell will have their annual awards night on Saturday, September 6 at the Barnwell County Museum at 7 p.m. The public is invited for free food, entertainment, announcement of the new season lineup and awards for last season's plays.

Marketing Workshop
The Blackville CDC will have a free marketing workshop on September 18 at the Blackville Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Participants will learn about marketing fundamentals on why and how marketing can improve their business prescence and increase sales. Contact 803-284-0735.
Barnwell Animal Shelter Yard Sale
The Barnwell County Animal Shelter will have a yard sale fundraiser on September 6 from 8 a.m.-noon at Fuller Park. They will have clothing and household items and other items as well. The funds will go toward various medical needs.

Barnwell Academy Registration
Barnwell Academy is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year for Preschool-6th grade. Barnwell Academy is a faith-based, SCISA accredited Christian school now located on Ellenton Street.
Please call (803) 259-4465 or visit for more information or to get an application.

Jefferson Davis Academy
Jefferson Davis Academy is now accepting applications for 2014-15 school year. Grade levels for enrollment are 3K - 12th grades. They also offer an afterschool care program from 2 to 4 p.m. for no fee.
For more information, please contact the Heads of School at (803) 284-2476.
Winfield Heights Kindergarten
Winfield Heights Christian Kindergarten is enrolling for the 2014-15 school year for grades K3, K4 and K5.
Call the office at (803) 266-3832 between 8 a.m. and noon Monday thru Thursday. Summer hours are: Tuesday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stay and Play Child Care Center
Bedford's Stay and Play Child Care Center is currently accepting applications for the four-year-old Kindergarten. This is a free program.
To qualify your child must: be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2014. Be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or Medicaid. Live in Barnwell County School District. To enroll please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate, two proofs of residency, a copy of your child's immunizations, proof of family income, copy of Medicaid (if you receive Medicaid), and a completed applications (applications are available at the center).
If interested please call 803-541-7704, email, or stop by 140 Carolina Avenue, Barnwell.


Barnwell Library
Trick or Treat: Children can trick or treat at the library on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3-5 p.m.
Preschool to 2nd Grade Storytime: Thursdays (September 11 through Oct. 30) at 11 a.m.
Come for stories, songs and more.
LEGO Club: Third Wednesday each month from 4-5 p.m.
•Friday Flicks are every other Friday at 3:30 p.m.
September 12- Annie
September 26- Muppets Most Wanted
October 10- Scooby Doo in Zombie Island
October 24- Casper
October 31- *Special Halloween Movie* at 3 p.m. Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Barnwell County Public Library hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call (803) 259-3612 for more information.

Blackville Library
Preschool Storytime: Second and fourth Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
The Blackville Library hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 to 6 p.m. (closed from 1 to 2 p.m. for lunch) and on Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Call Ruthie Hewitt at (803) 284-2295 for more information.

Williston Library
Preschool Storytime: Second and fourth Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.
The Williston Library hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed each day from 1 to 2 p.m.).
Call Jo Crider at (803) 266-3027 for more information.

Zumba Classes
Zumba classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. beginning on September 9. $5 per class. Classes are held at the Effie Mae Community Center at the corner of Hagood and Marlboro, Barnwell.
Barnwell Recreational After School Walk
The Barnwell Recreational Department will have adult supervised after school walks from September 9 to October 14 from 2:30-4 p.m. This event is for children ages 6-8.
WHHS Class of ‘89 Softball Tournament
The WHHS Class of ‘89 will have their first annual softball tournament on September 20-21 at Dave Daniels Park located at 112 Nix St. W. in Hampton.
Deadline for registration is Monday, September 8.
Prize is $500.
Registration fee is $160 per team. For more information, call Rodney or Mark at 803-398-1189 or email at
Blackville Community 5K
The Blackville Community is having their Bi annual charity 5k run walk on September 27 from 8-10 a.m. and registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Crystal Jenkins Memorial Track (behind Macedonia Elementary). Come and join the community in a movement for better health and fitness. Entry fee is $10 or $20 for a T-shirt as well.

W-E CommUNITY Coalition
The W-E CommUNITY Coalition will meet on Monday, September 8 at the Williston Town Hall beginning at 6 p.m. prior to the Town Council meeting at 7 p.m..
The Coalition currently has formed committees for its activities related to 1) Faith-based, 2) Civil Rights/Social Justice, 3) Community, Recreational and Social Enrichment, and 4) Marketing/Outreach. All Community members, elected officials, faith-based and community organization leaders are requested to attend.


HYPE Volunteer
Helping Youth with Positive Empowerment (HYPE) needs volunteers for the Williston-Elko Middle School's mentoring program.
Mentor training will be on September 10 from 6-8 p.m.
All mentors must meet background requirements.
For more information, contact Samantha Wright or Dr. Eric Robertson at 266-3430.
Blackville CDC and VITA
The Blackville CDC and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs are looking for volunteers to help prepare tax returns. Please contact Blackville CDC at 803-284-0735.


Blackville High 60s Reunion
There will be a 60s Reunion for the classes of 1960 to 1970 from Blackville High School on Saturday, September 6 at the Blackville Community Center (old gym) at 5 p.m. Cost is $30 per person.
For more information, call Sandra Lott at (828) 447-6729.
Harter Family Reunion
The 65 th Annual Harter Family Reunion will be on Sunday, September 14 at noon at the Rivers Bridge Community Building in Ehrhardt. Bring covered dishes and drink.
For further information, contact Fran Carletta at 843-442-9684.